Headteacher of Kesteven and Grantham Girls’ School to retire

Headteacher of KGGS Graham Burks.

Headteacher of KGGS Graham Burks.

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Headteacher of Kesteven and Grantham Girls’ School Graham Burks has announced he is retiring at the end of the academic year.

Mr Burks has written to students and parents announcing his plans to retire in August due to health reasons, after eight and a half years in the role.

In the letters to parents Mr Burks wrote: “The school is quite wonderful these days; the students’ attainment in their examinations and their achievements in all that they set out to do, are truly spectacular.”

He added: “I have appreciated the tremendous support that we receive from parents and know that this, too, has been significant in gaining and maintaining the reputation that KGGS enjoys today.”

Mr Burks has overseen many changes to the school, including most recently the creation of a £1.2 million arts and drama block and extension to the sixth form facilities.

Speaking to the Journal, Mr Burks said: “Giving up such a wonderful job is a very emotional experience which I am sure I am not going to find easy.

“I am immensely proud of KGGS, the girls, all of our staff, the school’s governors, our parents and all we have achieved together, but the time is now right.

“The whole community have been very good to me over the past eight years and I have been very happy here in Grantham. I now need to support the governing body in appointing a worthy candidate to lead what is a truly impressive school.”